Sunday, May 22, 2022

Guest Blogger: Sindy Benavides, CEO of LULAC ‘After SCOTUS Ruling, Puerto Rico Statehood Even More Imperative’

This column was first published on RealClearPolitics  The United States was founded on the premise that taxation without representation is tyranny – not democracy. This week, that basic premise was once again denied to the people of Puerto Rico when the U.S. Supreme Court opted to continue the systemic discrimination of Puerto Ricans (who are American citizens) […]

U.S Supreme Court Leans Towards Upholding “Remain in Mexico” Order

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held a hearing for the Biden Administration’s attempt to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico as they wait for their cases to be heard in court. Some of the Supreme Court’s conservative Justices sided with the Texas lawmakers as well […]

DOJ Settles with UPS Over Discrimination Claims Against Migrant Workers

This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had reached a settlement with UPS over discrimination claims against migrants. It is alleged that UPS discriminated against a migrant worker by asking him to present additional documents proving that he was allowed to work in the U.S. The DOJ conducted an investigation, which found […]

Venezuelans Can’t Afford Food & Medicines Despite Increase in Monthly Pensions

Last month, the Venezuelan government increased pensions, bringing the monthly minimum wage from roughly $2 to about $30, which is still insufficient to make ends meet. The pension in Venezuela is paid monthly to workers who retire after years of Social Security contributions and when they turn 55, for women, and 60 for men. Venezuela […]

Number of Cuban Migrants at U.S.- Mexico Border Will Reach Historic Level

By the end of the year, the number of Cubans arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border will reach a historical level. According to internal Customs and Border Protection data, many Cuban migrants crossing the border have overpassed those migrating from Central America during the month of March. It was reported by the Washington Post that during […]

Texas Governor Announces Plans to Send Undocumented Immigrants from Texas to Washington D.C.

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) declared the ending of the “Title 42” order, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he will start sending undocumented immigrants to Washington D.C by bus or plane if they are willing to go. In a news conference last week, Abbott said local leaders in Texas are tired […]

No Charges Filed Against Police Officers Who Killed 26-year-old Latino Father

On April 19, 2021, police in the San Francisco Bay Area city knelt on Mario Gonzalez’s body for four minutes, until he died. Almost a year later, the county’s District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley, announced that no charges will be filed against the officers who killed Gonzalez. Mario Gonzalez was a 26-year-old Latino father of one […]

C.D.C Lifts “Title 42” Public Health Emergency Order for Migrants

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) announced that it will lift the public health emergency order, known as Title 42, that has restricted immigration at the U.S. borders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made based on current health conditions and the increased availability of tools against COVID-19. The […]

Xavier Becerra, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Celebrates His Confirmation Anniversary

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Xavier Becerra, celebrated his one-year confirmation anniversary. Becerra is the first ever Latino to hold this position just as COVID-19 vaccines were first becoming available. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Latinx community at higher rates than other communities. As of last week, the Centers […]

DHS Orders Relocation of Detainees at Understaffed & Unsanitary ICE Facility

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has called for all the detainees from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in New Mexico to be immediately relocated because of unsanitary conditions and staff shortages. A “management alert” was issued for the Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, New Mexico, after DHS inspectors found unsanitary conditions […]